This thread is headed into even deeper territory. (think oceanic and submarine!) Eventually, hopefully, I'll be able to wrap my head around this
whole Clifford Irving affair, including the Hughes teleconference of January 1972.
I have been looking at two Howard Hughes-related movies that are keys to understanding the Hughes/Irving affair. First is Orson Welles' "F for
. Welles, a cinematic genius on the same level as Hughes, Welles, the confessed hoaxer of 1938's military psychological litmus
test, his production of "War of the Worlds".
and the second film would be the more recent "The Hoax" (2006)
starring Richard Gere as Cliff Irving.
A keen observer of the Hughes/Irving source material would see that the HRH teleconference was recorded on a Friday, January 7th, 1972. That's the
same day that Richard Nixon announced he was running for re-election.
Shockingly, the HRH press conference was not broadcast on network TV until two days later, January 9th, 1972. That was Richard Nixon's 59th
Knowing now, as we do, that Nixon's 'delicate' financial relationships with Hughes go back to 1946 with the Committee of 100, Nixon's ongoing
financial dealings with Hughes associates over a period of 25 years, and knowing (with 20/20 hindsight) that the Watergate break-in's would occur in
just 6 months (June 1972) en.wikipedia.org...
My thoughts have concluded that these events, this particular sequence of events,
represent a series of hands in a high stakes poker game
played by HRH, Nixon and some others. I don't want to go too far into Nixon territory because this is mainly a thread about the different HRH myth
In this poker game interpretation, HRH is the Chairman, he owns the studio, the saloon, a movie set with radioactive dirt shipped from the Nevada
nuclear test range; Richard Nixon, and some others, are the high stakes gamblers, they are actors, under contract to Hughes; The scene is played out
in an old west saloon on wooden tables just like in the movies.